- That chap? says the citizen. Beggar my neighbour is his motto. Love, Moya! He's a nice pattern of a Romeo and Juliet." (U12.1490)
Jumbo the elephant was born in Africa, captured in 1861, and reared in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris. He grew to a huge size (Ht 11.5 ft, Wt 6.5 tons), and worked for 20 years in the London Zoo. He was bought by Barnum for $10.000, crossed the Atlantic amidst enormous publicity, and joined the Barnum & Bailey show in 1882. He was hit by a train and died in 1885.
While in the Jardin des Plantes in Paris, Jumbo was exhibited alongside Alice, an African female elephant. I have not found her picture yet.
Edward Prince of Wales married Princess Alexandra of Denmark on March 10th 1863. He treated his marriage with indifference. Alexandra was aware of most of his affairs, and accepted them. His mistresses included Lily Langtry and Sarah Bernhardt (actresses), Jennie Jerome (mother of Winston Churchill), and Alice Keppel (a courtesan, who was allowed at his deathbed). The couple had 6 children, including future king Georges V.
- Hurrah, there, says Joe.
- The blessing of God and Mary and Patrick on you, says the citizen.
And he ups with his pint to wet his whistle.
- We know those canters, says he, preaching and picking your pocket." (U12.1502)
The back of this cigarette card reads: "Oliver Cromwell (1599 - 1658). Lord Protector of England, was born in Huntingdon, 1599. He showed great audacity in opposing the government of Charles I. He joined the parliamentary army, initiated important military reforms, commanded all the horse, and became one of the greatest cavalry leaders in history. At Marston Moor (1644) he earned the name of Ironsides from the strength of his troops which could not be broken. Totally defeated Charles I at the decisive battle of Naseby (1645) and at Worcester (1651) finally aniihilated the royalist forces. Cromwell's art of war was two centuries in advance of his time. He was brave and fearless, and a man of truth and justice. He died in 1658."
- What's that? says Joe." (U12.1509)
- A delegation of the chief cotton magnates of Manchester was presented yesterday to His Majesty the Alaki of Abeakuta by Gold Stick in Waiting, Lord Walkup of Walkup on Eggs, to tender to His Majesty the heartfelt thanks of British traders for the facilities afforded them in his dominions." (U12.1512)